On October 7th, the head of the Agricultural Policy Research Center (APRC), Pati Mamardashvili and researchers Lasha Lanchava and Irakli Kochlamazashvili attended a parliamentary discussion regarding the 2016 budget of the Ministry of Agriculture. This meeting was organized by the Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC) in the framework of the project "Strengthening the System of Parliamentary Democracy in Georgia".
In addition to other research centers and non-governmental organizations, APRC researchers talked about the different sectors and services of agriculture and respective budget allocations. In particular, specific suggestions were made towards incorporating up to date research findings from development economics for designing informed insurance and cooperation development policies.

On the 21st of September, Salome Gelashvili, senior researcher at APRC, attended workshop on the topic of “Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) of the M4P and Value Chain Projects supported by SDC in the South Caucasus” organized by Swiss Cooperation Office for the South Caucasus.
The objective of the workshop was to analyze the elements of the monitoring framework in Cost-Benefit Analysis/Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (CBA/CEA). The workshop started with a presentation of the study conducted by the director of Consulting Gmbh Stefan Joss and Ketevan Gogotchuri, ISET alumni from the class of 2015. The presentation was followed by panel discussion about the different ways of doing CBA and its importance for development projects.

ISET welcomes Professor Stephan von Cramon-Taubadel as a Visiting Professor at ISET until September 18th. Prof. Cramon-Taubadel is teaching Agricultural Economics I, an elective 3-credit course for second-year students.

One of the most prominent agricultural economists in Europe, Prof. Cramon-Taubadel currently holds the Agricultural Policy Chair at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development at the University of Göttingen, Germany, and serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE).

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